GDG- Causes of the Civil War
dlwdaw at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 3 10:33:40 CST 2012
in my humble opinion, it was probably a combination of things.
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Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 10:43 AM
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Subject: GDG- Causes of the Civil War
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
I think it is an act of futility to ascribe or blame the Civil War to any
Preserve the Unin.
I am sure that in 1860/1861 if both the North and South had a clear idea
of what what going to develop they might have found other ways to resolve
the issues without going to war.
They were ignorant, arrogant, naive, and innocent.
And when the Emancipation Proclamation came out many of the soldiers in
the AoP from S Ohio, S. Ind., and S Ill. threatened to mutiny or desert.
They certainly were NOT fighting to end slavery.
Yes, had there been no slavery I am willing to bet that there would have
been no war. No need to preserve the Union and S.C. could go back to
arguing about Nullification.
It is just too complicated to attribute via oversimplification to any one
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